By Paul Schmitt
The Door County Land Trust recently announced a Partnership Restoration Project at the Bay Shore Blufflands and Nature Preserve. In partnership with the Bay Shore Property Owners Association, the land trust will remove buckthorn, honeysuckle and other invasive species in what is being called the “Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast”. Door County Land Trust Development Director Susan Gould says the partnership spurred an idea for an educational opportunity as well.
The Bayshore Blufflands Buckhorn Blast will kick-off on September 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a short presentation for the public on invasive species along with several hikes and recruitment for stewardship volunteers. The nature reserve is located on Bay Shore Drive, just south of Carlsville Road between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor.
Photo above: Denice and Ken Hubbard (center), representing Bay Shore Property Owners Association, present a grant award to the Door County Land Trust executive director Tom Clay (left) for invasive species removal and restoration work at the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, south of Carlsville Road. Also pictured are Door County Land Trust’s land stewardship manager Amanda Pyke (far left) and president of the Land Trust’s board of directors Jeff Ottum (far right)